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apartment comple your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. a rush to get out after flames tear through a san francisco apartment complex. a live report on the damage and the evacuation. homes damaged, several more at risk this morning. the help for landslide victims in the east bay and why one home owner says he should never have been allowed to move in. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, march 30th. i'm sydnie kohara. >> good morning, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. the time now is 5:00 straight up. and if you're a big fan of 70, 80 degrees, i think you will like today maybe a little bit, huh? lawrence, good news! i think everybody is going to be a fan of this day. of course, we have had a tremendous wet season. now time to enjoy some beautiful spring weather. and it's going to be spectacular outside. high pressure bringing lots of sunshine to the bay area. by the afternoon, yeah, could be 73 degrees in san francisco. 77 in oakland. 78 degrees in san jose. maybe even an 80 in concord and if you can believe this, folks, may get even a little bit warmer for tomorrow. we'll have more on that coming
up. first, though, let's check on traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. let's get a check of the san mateo bridge where you are cruising this morning. a lot of our overnight roadwork should be being picked up right about now. we had lanes blocked on the dumbarton bridge and stretches of 880 through san leandro. it was supposed to wrap up by 5:00 this morning. so we have a lot of good traffic, happy traffic? we have a lot of roads moving well. here's a live look once again at that westbound 92 commute direction towards foster city, no delay right now down the eastshore freeway. westbound 580 moving fine out of the altamont pass and the nimitz is great towards downtown oakland. more traffic coming up. in the meantime, back up to you. >> happy traffic? we like that. we're following a developing story in san francisco at this hour. a fire is blocking several streets near golden gate park. anne makovec is on 19th avenue where several residents are waiting to get back inside.
she joins us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: in fact, the latest is that they just got back inside the building here behind me. you can see some of the lights on, people finally back in their beds after a harrowing morning out here on 19th and lawton in san francisco, the sunset district. everybody is back in except for four people who were injured in this fire, smoke inhalation. one of those four people taken to the hospital for those injuries is expected to be okay. the two other people that were injured, firefighters recommended that they go to the hospital. but at last word they had not yet gone. now, this is a fire that broke out a little bit after 3:00 this morning. and about 40 people were evacuated. there are about 30 apartments in the four-story building. so everybody got out once they heard the sirens. but according to firefighters, that was a little bit of difficulty because some people were actually hiding rather than getting out of the building as you're supposed to do when you hear a siren. so they did get everybody out
safely besides those four injuries and again, everybody is expected to be okay. they had 19th avenue closed down for a little while. it was a bet of a concern for the morning -- it was a bit of a concern for the morning commute. but i'm on lawton and that's expected to be open soon as the firefighters are packing up. >> so was that fire just in one apartment and those four people had to get out that were injured? >> reporter: it looks like it spread to at least one more apartment. it started in the kitchen on the second floor apartment. it's ruled accidental. >> thank you, anne makovec live in san francisco. a state of emergency declared by hercules city officials because of a slide that's hitting a number of homes. four houses on carson street have been red-tagged, four more threatened. homes are literally holding up the side of the hill that came tumbling down in the recent rains. that wall of mud is as high as
the first floor of some of those homes. one of the home owners gave cbs 5 a look inside. that's where the hill has burst through windows and walls. the city of hercules working on ways to prevent more sliding and to keep the homes from being pushed into the street. >> we also are looking at the possibility of what it would take to actually remove the homes. however, given that the homes are really serving as a retaining wall right now, there most certainly has to be additional steps than removing the homes. >> one of those home owners just bought his house. he hadn't moved in yet. he said he should not have been sold the home because of the ongoing problem. in san pablo, a meeting this evening for those affected by this landslide along wyman and hillcrest streets. six homes were damaged last week. people remain evacuated from three of those homes. the city has already declared a local emergency. tomorrow the city council plans to consider asking governor brown to declare a state of
emergency there. the landslide problems don't end there. a massive slide in santa clara county cutting off dozens of people in a remote community. in morgan hill a steep section of hillside gave way sunday bringing down trees and utility poles on croix road. now, that's the only road to dozens of homes. the only way out is with a four- wheel drive vehicle. >> our car wouldn't make it out. we had to go up over the top and down around so we borrowed a neighbor's four-wheel drive and are going to town to get gas and supplies. >> crews hope to re-open one lane of the road by tomorrow. time now 5:05. the family of an antioch man killed during a raid is appealing the ruling that his death was a justifiable killing. one of the officers involved in the case was this man norman wielsch the drug task force leader who has recently been
accused of stealing drugs from evidence and then selling them. there will be more testimony from former pro baseball players when barry bonds' perjury trial resumes this morning. yesterday, ex-as slugger jason giambi told the court he got undetectable steroids from bonds' former trainer. giambi is one of seven athletes who testified. two others including his brother jeremy and long-time giants outfielder marvin bernard also said they got banned drugs from greg anderson. anderson is in jail for refusing to testify against bonds. the cross-examination of bernard will continue today. 5:06. today nato taking over full control of the military operations in libya. meanwhile the u.s. is stepping up its assault on libyan targets. 22 cruise missiles have been fired at weapons storage sites around tripoli yesterday and today. president obama is now considering whether the u.s. should provide weapons to those rebels. on the "cbs early show" this
morning the president discusses the u.s. involvement in libya. you can see his interview starting at 7:00 here on cbs 5. and radiation in sea water near japan's crippled nuclear power plant is more than 3300 times the legal limit. nuclear safety officials say it's a sign more contaminated water is leaking from the complex into the ocean, but they insist it is not a threat to human health. the stress of that crisis taking a toll on the president of the plant's utility. he is hospitalized for high blood pressure. time to check weather and traffic. i know you love storms, lawrence, because you get all hyped up about those. but even you today are probably happy about this weather. >> i'm loving it. i have a little girl and, you know, when you have kids, you like to be able to get them outdoors and let them run around a bit. >> right. >> they have been tearing up the furniture all winter long! but now they are going to be able to enjoy some sunshine. really it's looking fantastic, folks. the nicest weather we have seen all spring long courtesy of this big dome of high pressure
now building over california going to bring us plenty of sunshine today and some near recordbreaking temperatures outside. right now we have a couple of patches of fog at the coast and a few high clouds overhead temperatures in the 40s and 50s. but get a load of these numbers by the afternoon. about 2 degrees in santa rosa. -- about 82 degrees in santa safety officials rose, same in santa rosa. we have a fantastic day and more sunshine coming our way for tomorrow even a little warmer then we'll start to cool down a little into friday and let's not talk about saturday. let's just enjoy these next two days. it should be fantastic. let's talk some traffic with elizabeth. >> pretend saturday doesn't exist. >> let's not think about that. >> dry commute for us on this -- what day are we on now lawrence? tuesday morning? >> wednesday!! >> wednesday. yeah. all right. let's go toward the bay bridge toll plaza. so far it looks great. we woke up to an earlier traffic alert in san lorenzo
but that's cleared all lanes re- opened right now at eastbound 580 so now we are dealing with no hot spots. mass transit on time so, so far we are actually looking pretty good. the drive out of the altamont pass westbound 580, 14 minutes is your drive time. again, as you can see, no brake lights anywhere. give this another half hour and these are our usual slow spots around 5:30. there and coming out of antioch, westbound highway 4 tends to bottleneck near a street but not the case. quick trip towards pittsburg and concord. that's your traffic. back up to you. >> all right, elizabeth. thank very much. 5:09. a mountain lion shot near a peninsula school. we'll tell you what prompted that deadly force. plus. >> this harbor is not a great place to try and survive a tsunami. >> three weeks after a tsunami surge, frustration is growing in the santa cruz harbor. why boat owners say port officials didn't do enough to
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the tsunami. the big waves... caused by the ff japan... sunk santa cruz still dealing with damage to its harbor three weeks after the! the big waves caused by the earthquake off japan sunk 14 boats in the santa cruz harbor. more than 100 people turning out for a meeting yesterday evening to get updates on repair efforts. damage estimates have reached $29 million for the harbor and there is plenty of hidden damage still being assessed. >> there's damage to the structural components underneath the docks and some of those are, you know, metal
plates that are used to screw together the structural pieces. some of the docks are missing flotation underneath. >> not only that; entire docks are missing, so the harbor now has more boats than places to dock them. believe it or not, all those storms this winter have a silver lining though. california's three-year drought is over. governor jerry brown will make it official today once he gets the result of the season's last snow survey. at last check the sierra snowpack is at 159% of normal and many state reservoirs are full. good news. california's budget negotiations appear to be dead in the water, though. governor jerry brown said yesterday he called off talks because there is no republican support for a june special election on taxes. the governor said every gop member he spoke with believes that voters, quote, should not have this right to vote unless brown agrees to an ever- changing list of collateral demands. state leaders are trying to close a $15.4 billion deficit.
stories: in san francisco: several people we have sunshine coming our way and temperatures above normal heading in toward the afternoon. we have a couple of patches of fog at the coastline this morning and a few high clouds. the numbers in the 40s and 50s. that's not that spectacular but this afternoon will be. going to see those temperatures up in the 70s even some 80s showing up outside. plenty of sunshine, maybe a little breezy in the hills. otherwise, yeah, we are looking good all the way to the coastline for today. ridge of high pressure will clear out skies nicely today. tomorrow a stronger ridge building up so warmer tomorrow
afternoon. numbers looking like this. how about 79 los gatos and santa clara, 77 degrees in mountain view. we haven't seen temperatures like this, well, all year long. temperatures running up into the 70s and 80s in much of the east bay as high as 80 in pleasant hill. about 81 in walnut creek and 75 degrees in berkeley, just beautiful there. and the north bay could see some of the warmer temperatures with the down slope winds, as high as 82 degrees in santa rosa and 82 in the napa valley, just a beautiful day all around the bay area. over the next few days, lots of sunshine coming our way, temperatures heating up maybe to the mid-80s by tomorrow afternoon. then cooling down a little on friday, a chance of a few showers saturday and doesn't look like a big deal. after that, here comes that sunshine again and those temperatures start warming back up. well, speaking of sunshine, here she is with great news on our traffic. >> not a lot going on. we keep searching for hot spots but there is nothing so it's great news if you are heading to work or wherever you're going this morning. not a whole lot of issues, all
green on our traffic sensors. these are live traffic sensors showing you current speed conditions so you can see, 67, 66, 71 miles per hour as drivers head up towards downtown oakland. here's a live look right now near the coliseum and you can make out those taillights a little bit there passing 66 and going up towards high street. so pretty quiet right now again as you head up towards the macarthur maze. on the dumbarton bridge, i had mentioned some earlier roadwork on westbound 84. that's completely wrapped up. the cones are gone, all lanes open but caltrans telling us still some roadwork going on until 6:00 this morning in the eastbound lanes of highway 84 from university avenue out towards the decline section. again that's eastbound 84 through menlo park. various lanes blocked until 6:00 this morning. ongoing roadwork actually through that stretch. and in the south bay, looks great. 101 coming up from morgan hill they delay there, no problems and coming through downtown san jose, the guadalupe parkway looks great as you head up towards the airport. that's a check of traffic. back to you.
>> thank you. time now is 5:19. here's a look at the morning's top stories. in san francisco, several people were just allowed back inside their apartments after an early-morning fire broke out. started around 3:30 in a four- story building at 19th avenue and lawton street. the battalion chief tells us the fire likely started in a kitchen. at least one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. should be okay, though. hercules city officials declare a state of emergency because of a slide that's threatening a number of homes there. four of those homes are red- tagged meaning nobody can go inside. the city is trying to keep the wall of mud from pushing those homes onto the street. we'll have a live report at 6 a.m. today nato is taking over military operations in libya. meanwhile, president obama is considering providing rebels with weapons to fight moammar qaddafi's forces. those forces are using tanks and rockets to make the rebels retreat from two towns and an oil port there. the planes were flying so
close, the pilots could see each other. that is why the federal aviation administration says it suspended yet another air traffic controller. this time, in florida. that close call reportedly involved a special airlines jet and a small private plane. last week you might remember the faa suspended a controller in washington after he fell asleep leaving two planes to land on their own. so how do you solve the $30 million budget deficit? the board in charge of caltrans just says yes. there's been a review by the "san jose mercury news" which shows that board has unanimously approved everything proposed for the past three years. we're talking about 200 straight items which includes salary increases, yes, fare hikes, yes, service cuts and closing several train stations. in some cases, the "mercury news" reports board members never even asked a single question when considering raising fares. it is 5:21.
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state "fish and game" says, they had no choice but to shoot to kill. welcome back. a mountain lion was in a peninsula backyard for hours. state fish & game shot it. people first saw the animal in redwood city shortly after 8:00 yesterday morning. fish & game says it thought about tranquilizing the cougar when it was found in that backyard here. but deadly force was used because the mountain lion was acting aggressively. >> if this animal is hit with a dart, how is it going to react? where is it going to go? and no matter what direction it went, it would go out into a neighborhood here. >> fish & game says there is nothing to indicate the mountain lion suffered from any illness. in san jose, leaders have signed off now on a new law to tighten the leash on dog walkers. last night the city council approved an ordinance limiting leashes to 6 feet in length in city parks. the rule comes after a woman hit her head and died after getting caught in a mountain
biker's dog leash. the leash limit only appliances to trails, not open spaces -- only applies to trails, not open spaces. a group people for the ethical treatment of animals says the tenderloin name echos cruelty to animals. so it's asking mayor ed lee to switch it from the tenderloin to... tempe, a vegan cruelty-free meat substitute. >> i don't know if the residents would like that. >> it's been the tenderloin forever. >> if they wanted a different name, i think they could. >> maybe. >> a little different than that. 5:26. from candy to juice, of the fda now eyeing food dyes. it effect it could have on children. up to the roofs in mud. four bay area homes are tagged. the answer to one crucial question. it's been a long to your days but crews could finally clear a mud slide out here near
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your time coming up on 6:00. let's go ahead and get you out the door with a quick check of your weather and traffic. lawrence, this is one of the days when i say go ahead and get up early and enjoy this sunshine! >> enjoy every, single bit of it, folks. we just haven't had any days like this all year long. but here it comes. we are going to see some spectacular weather outside. high pressure offshore winds cranking temperatures up as high as 73 in san francisco. 77 in oakland. 78 degrees in san jose. even 80 degrees in concord. could get even warmer for tomorrow. we'll have more on that in just a minute. right now let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> let's go towards the bay bridge toll plaza because that usually tells us how traffic is actually moving across the bay area and it looks great so far. all your approaches nice and quiet. right now we are dealing with no hot spots. had an earlier traffic alert in san lorenzo on eastbound 580. that's long since cleared so right now you're good to go, your bridge is nice and quiet. here's another look at the san mateo bridge. we have a giants game though later on this afternoon actually lunchtime game at 12:45 at at&t park. so may find some delays there.
we'll talk more about that and more traffic problems coming up. back to you. >> thank you. 5:31. 40 people back inside their apartments after an early- morning fire forced them out into the cold. that fire started about 3:30 this morning in a building at 19th avenue and lawton street in san francisco. but everybody got out safely. four of them though received medical attention for minor problems. >> this appears to be a simple kitchen fire in a single unit. it did not extend beyond the unit. we had four people looked at, only one transport, and two other victims we were recommending get medical attention and they are going on their own. >> there were no injuries to any firefighters. city leaders in hercules have declared a state of emergency. four houses on carson street in that city have been red-tagged, four more threatened, all because of the hill behind them
is sliding. homes are literally holding up the side of the hill that came tumbling down in the recent rains. that wall of mud is as high as the first floor of some of those homes. one of the home owners gave cbs 5 a look inside, where the hill has actually burst through the windows and walls. the city of hercules working on ways to prevent more sliding and to keep those homes from being pushed into the street. >> we also are looking at the possibility of what it would take to actually remove the homes. however, given that the homes are really serving as a retaining wall right now, there most certainly has to be additional steps besides just removing the homes. >> one home owner who just bought his house hasn't been able to move in yet. he said he should not have been sold the home because of the ongoing problem. anne makovec will have a live report at 6:00. and that landslide problem doesn't end there. a massive slide in santa clara county is cutting off people in a remote community there.
kiet do is in morgan hill this morning with more an that. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the tiny little swedish american village of svedol has been cut off from the world since sunday and crews have been working nonstop since the mud slide was tried to be cleared. they hope to have one lane open by the end of the day. the slide is huge sometimes measuring 200 feet long in some spots. about a dozen redwoods some 100 feet tall crashed down on the road on sunday. power and phone service to all of the homes about a dozen is cut off as well and some of the neighbors, many of whom over 65, are running low on supplies. they are trying to conserve. >> we're all very organized up there. everything is good. you know? except for the freezer. you know? but we just don't open the door there. hanging in pretty good. >> a lot of the neighbors say they can't even walk over the slide because the mud is so
thick that in some parts it's like quicksand. weather definitely on their side today. hopefully they will get one lane open by the end of the day. >> that's the one bright moment. we have sunshine today. kiet do live down in morgan hill. thank you. and this morning, some people in san pablo remain evacuated from their homes. a landslide damaged six homes last week. the city has already declared a local emergency. there will be an informational meeting at city hall tonight at 6:00. former pro baseball players will be taking the stand again when barry bonds' perjury trial resumes in three hours. yesterday, ex-as slugger jason giambi told the court he got undetectable steroids from bonds' former trainer. giambi is one of 7 athletes who testified. two others including giambi's brother jeremy and long-time giants outfielder marvin bernard, also said they got banned drugs from greg anderson. anderson is in jail for refusing to testify against bonds. the cross-examination of bernard will continue today.
>> nothing like signing an autograph before you go into testify. did you city that guy? he handed him a baseball. mr. giambi, sign my baseball. the most popular guy in the newsroom today is lawrence karnow because -- >> thank you. >> because... he has sunshine! >> thank you, yeah. people actually start talking to me again. for a long time people were avoiding me every time i came by like the plague! but today, we have that sunshine and it's looking great, folks. high pressure building overhead, no threat of any rain atall. we have patchy fog at the coast and high clouds. other than that, so far not bad at a.m. 40s and 50s but look at these numbers by the afternoon. temperatures as high as 82 degrees in napa, 82 in santa rosa. 73 degrees in san francisco. and about 78 degrees in san jose. you know what? it could even be a little bit warmer as we head of in toward tomorrow. we'll have more on that minute. right now let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. thank you, lawrence. in the south bay, everything looks great. your silicon valley commute
coming around the bend westbound 237 here's live look at traffic towards san jose. you can see one of our traffic sensors there showing you speeds 66 miles per hour, very quiet right now all the way out towards zanker road. and the rest of the south bay, 101 coming up from morgan hill, looks like one of our sensors is updating right there but pretty quiet right now. as you approach the 280 interchange coming out of downtown san jose, yeah, we can see some traffic. that's a look at northbound traffic on 280 right there approaching the 880 interchange. bart is on time, no delays. ace and caltrain also look good. everything is online for muni except the powell mason cable caroline. service suspended until friday. they are doing maintenance issues so shuttle buses will be in place. back to you. >> thank you. oakland police are
searching for three men who allegedly sexually assaulted a teenaged girl. police say the 14-year-old was kidnapped near bancroft avenue and church street yesterday. she was taken to another location by the three men and sexually assaulted there. they drove off in a blue lexus. anyone who may have information is urged to give police a call. the oakland police chief says 50 officers are now out fitted with lapel cameras. officers will record everything and download the footage at the end of each shift. the chief says it's part of the department's commitment to transparency. all 350 of oakland's field officers should have the cameras by the summer time. meantime, chief batts addressed recent concerns about low morale on the police force in the wake of layoffs and a recent bid by batts to take over as san jose's police chief. batts says his officers are doing great work. >> through all these things that we have dealt with, this was a good organization and a
lot of good people working here. the reality is that you guys don't report all the time is crime was down in the city of oakland last year. did i say crime was down in the city of oakland last year? >> batts says morale was low on the force when he first took over the opd in the spring of 2009. the investigation into a death during an east bay drug raid might be re-opened. the family of an antioch man killed during the raid is appealing that ruling that his death was a justifiable killing. one of the officers involved in the case, that man, norman wielsch. he is the drug temperatures leader who has recently -- drug task force leader who has recently been accused of stealing drugs from evidence and selling them. governor jerry brown said he called off budget talks yesterday because there is no republican support for a june special election on taxes. he said every gop member of spoke with believes that voters, quote, should not have this right to vote unless brown
agrees to an ever changing list of collateral demands. state leaders are trying to close a $15 billion deficit. it is 5:39 now. heavy shelling today from moammar qaddafi's forces driving opposition fighters from a key oil port and two other towns in libya. today nato starts taking over full control of the military operation. u.s. though stepping up its assault on libyan targets. 22 cruise missiles have been fired at libya today. president obama talks about the situation in libya this morning on "the early show" here on cbs 5. erica hill asked mr. obama about efforts to get ruler moammar qaddafi to leave. >> we have to ratchet up our diplomatic and political pressure on him and that's what secretary clinton's meeting with other interested parties in london was all about. >> you can see that entire interview with the president on "the early show" starting at
7clock on cbs 5. radiation and sea water near the crippled japanese nuclear power plant is very high. it's more than 3300 times the legal limit a sign that more contaminated water is leaking from the complex into the ocean. but they insist it's not a threat to human health. the stress of the crisis is taking its toll though on the president of the plant's utility. he has been hospitalized for high blood pressure. time now 5:40. bad news for men losing their hair at a young age. the serious health problem it could signal. plus, how do you get better gas mileage? the answer might sound bananas to you. coming up. ,,,,,,
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drought is over. governor jerry brown wi all those storms this winter have silver linings. california's three-year drought is over. governor jerry brown will make it official today once he gets the results of the season's last snow survey. at last check the sierra snowpack is at 159% of normal, and many state reservoirs are filled. and certainly good news leading into this summer, but right now we are enjoying spring-like conditions and lots of sunshine. lawrence, thank you for that. >> guilt-free sunshine around the bay area today! we have earned it. let's enjoy the sunshine. it's going to be a great day although we are starting with patchy fog and a few high clouds, temperatures in the 40s and 50s. that's pretty typical. but by the afternoon, somewhat unusual. how about this? we haven't seen temperatures like this all year long. 70s and some 80s as we head in toward the afternoon. going to be warm, a little breezy in the hills but it should be beautiful all the way to the coastline today. high pressure really building in now.
you can see it's all that moisture trying to wrap around the top of this ridge here giving you the idea that yeah we're seeing more of a northerly flow to the wind pattern giving us that offshore wind and if this ridge continues to build in we could see some warmer temperatures as we head in toward tomorrow. so a possibility of some record heat around the bay area so enjoy it. it's going to be great. 78 degrees in san jose. 79 in los gatos. 77 degrees in union city. 70s and 80s in most places, 79 in brentwood, 80 in pleasant hill. the north bay could see some of the warmer temperatures of the down slope winds. 82 degrees in santa rosa, 81 sonoma and about 82 degrees in napa. next few days lots of sunshine coming our way. temperatures heating up for tomorrow. a little bit cooler into friday. by saturday, there is a slight chance we could see some showers but much cooler temperatures will be noticeable over the first part of the weekend. then we start to warm up, high pressure builds in and we get
back to dry weather monday and tuesday. that's a look at weather. here's elizabeth with a check of traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. we are getting word of a fire in a business south of market near 7th and brannon in san francisco. we think lanes are blocked, not sure. but we just got off the phone with the san francisco fire department and we understand that fire crews are still working to put it out. we're not sure what's on fire. dispatch telling us they think a photo business, a photography business is involved. but again we continue to get more information on that. avoid that area around 7th and brannon in san francisco. heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza, we're looking good a 5:45 this morning. no metering lights. all the approaches look great, 18 minutes on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. no delay down the eastshore freeway. westbound 24, nice and quiet. i mentioned the giants game. giants take on the as this
afternoon at 12:45. so lunchtime giants game, may find delays around at&t park. for right now though you are good to go on 101 and 280. 280 fine towards that extension up by king street and you are heading towards the ballpark heading into san francisco. mass transit is on time, as well. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. get the latest updates on anything you want, weather, traffic and news. that's your traffic and weather. >> let's check today's top stories. one person being treated at the hospital after an early-morning fire at an san francisco apartment building. this fire near golden gate park had to b evacuated. everyone is allowed back in. barry bonds' perjury trial resumes this morning. yesterday jason giambi said he got undetectable steroids from
bonds' former trainer greg anderson. two others also told the court they got banned drugs from anderson as well. people affected by the landslide in san pablo will attend an informational meeting at city hall this evening. six homes along wyman and hillcrest streets why damaged last week. people remain evacuated from three of those homes. okay, sydnie. time now is 5:47. men who start losing their hair early in life may be at a greater risk for a serious illness. french researchers studied roughly 700 men. those who started going bald in their 20s were at a much higher risk of developing prostate cancer. the. >> it means that younger men who are having male pattern baldness in their 20s probably need to start getting tested for prostate cancer with a blood test called a psa blood test earlier than normal men who don't start until age 50. >> experts believe men should talk to their doctors about
getting on prescription drugs if they start balding in their 20s. it's also important to note that there are other significant risk factors for prostate cancer such as age, race and family history. another tylenol recall this morning. johnson & johnson is recalling 34,000 bottles. the problem a mold and musty smell. the recall affects tylenol eight-hour caplets 150 count. during the past year, more than 50 million bottles of tylenol, motrin and benadryl products have been recalled because of a odor problem with those pills. not just a sugar rush. today an fda panel is looking into whether food dye could be making your kids hyper. some scientists believe artificial dyes used in candy, waffles, even salad dressings can cause adhd in children. food companies argue that th dyes are say.
safe. the panel is expected to call for more studies not banning the colors. brazilian scientists have come up with a way to use finer to make a lighter stronger plastic which means, it could be used to reduce the weight of cars. the plastic could be used on bumpers, dashboards and body panels. fibers from pineapple, coconut and bananas could work. it pays to plan ahead. the airline charging you for checking your bags late. >> i just think, you know, we are going to get more people hurt if we don't do something. >> a new app designed to stop you from texting while driving. we'll tell you how it works and the problem it creates for passengers. could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- at's progressive.
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spir an incentive to plan ahead. a low-cost airline is now going to charge passengers who wait to check their bags. spirit airlines will charge people between $5 and $10 extra if they don't check their bags more than 24 hours before departure. the airline is calling it their early birdies count. a doctor in idaho has created an app to prevent people texting while driving because people are getting hurt and killed while distracted driving. he and a team developed an app using the phone's gps so when the car goes faster than 15 miles per hour the ability to text or talk on the phone automatically shuts down. >> if somebody can be saved from being in an accident, a life can be saved, that's really what we're working for. >> there is one flaw, though. the app also shuts down when the user in the passenger seat is in a moving car. the creators say they are working now on an improved version.
lindsay lohan has one less legal problem to worry about. prosecutors won't be charging her in connection with a fight at the betty ford center in december. the district attorney says there is not enough evidence to move forward. however, the actress still faces a felony grand theft charge. a hearing is set for next month. and charlie sheen our man charlie sheen, he will also be in court next month. the hearing has been set for april 19 for his lawsuit against warner bros. he is suing the company for $100 million over a breach of contract after he was fired from his hit cbs show "two and a half men." sheen also wants his trial aired live on television. >> no show would be complete without a mention of charlie sheen. i think we missed it the last few days. so welcome back, charlie. >> he has been fairly quiet. i'm sure that will change. >> i'm sure he has a lot to say. >> we have a lot to shout about this weather after last week. boy, what a difference a week makes. >> you know, people will actually talk to me today.
it will be nice. >> julie told me to go on vacation! >> we hit the reset button. we're cranking up the temperatures all around the bay area today. some of those numbers easily heading to the 70s and maybe 80s in many spots inland today. tomorrow could be warmer, cooler into friday. saturday there is a chance of a few showers. other than that, dry weather, nice stuff and warming right back up. >> you probably will be wrong. don't worry, lawrence. [ laughter ] >> thank you very much, sydnie. i hope i am in this case. [ laughter ] >> i'm kidding! i love you, lawrence. i love lawrence! [ laughter ] >> let's go to traffic. >> we just got off the phone with the san francisco fire department again. we are still talking about this fire. we have a little more information now near 7th and brannon street in san francisco. it sounds like that intersection is blocked by fire crews. we understand it was a fire in
a photography business. that fire is now contained. still smoke though coming from the building. so fire crews still out there. going to be out there likely for a little while son 7th and brannan street in san francisco, avoid the intersection while crews continue to mop up. easy ride into san francisco now from the east bay, no metering lights. that's your weather and traffic. back to you. >> sounds good. >> you are officially off lawrence's christmas card list. >> lawrence, i'm sorry. lawrence has a little candy stash over by his desk and i'm like the little mouse always in there. lawrence... we love you. >> still love you, bud. >> i always did. >> sydnie has issues with you. >> no matter what. >> i think we should just read on. [ laughter ] 5:55. coming up in the next half
hour, saving cal's baseball team. how donors have stepped up to the plate. >> a snowboarder buried alive. his helmet cam shows everything. unbelievable story coming up. plus, windows shattered homes up to the roofs in mud, an inside look at the damage from that landslide in hercules and what the city is doing to try top to top the sliding. a tiny town in santa clara county that's cut off by a mud slide could soon see relief. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
already inside my house. >> another sliding hillside and another state of emergency. pictures of the hill bursting through windows and walls. good morning. it's wednesday, march 30. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. let's check your weather and traffic. lawrence -- [ pause ] >> no, no. >> they are making fun of me because i was sort of secretly hoping lawrence has a beautiful forecast for the next five to seven days. a little rain on saturday. >> lots of sunshine, maybe a dark cloud. [ laughter ] >> but i'm just saying -- no, it's looking great, folks. we're going to see a lot of sunshine around the bay area and what looks like some fantastic weather ahead as high pressure is in control. we have offshore winds blowing. we haven't seen temperatures like this all season season long. a has a